Monday, August 4, 2014
TEMPURA KIDZ vs Charisma.com -- Mummy Killer (ミイラキラー)
J-Pop is full of nice surprises this year, and retro is probably a little bigger than must people thought it woud be. Right now, the new “old” song is called “Mummy Killer”, which is a collaboration between electro-rap duo Charisma.com and TEMPURA KIDZ, best known internationally as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) cute/energetic dancers.
Although I’m not a big fan of rap/hip-hop music, “Mirror Killer” just caught me off guard with the 80s electro beat and a truly infectious chorus. Also, besides being a great song, the video is an incredible treat to every "bubble era" fan, with the “The Best Ten” (ザ・ベストテン) references and the low quality stylisation that was one of the charms of the time. Other than that, I can easily situate this video in the late 80s, thanks to the TV host’s fashion style. I just love that hairstyle and make-up. I wish I knew the name of this girl. She’s very pretty.
“Mummy Killer” was released in August 2014.